Penang Gerakan Chairman cum Barisan Nasional State Chairman, Teng Chang Yeow made a surprise entrance at the press conference held at the state Gerakan headquarters with a face mask before revealing masking tape over his mouth.
A copy of a written statement was shown to the press on the malpractice involving the Pulau Jerejak deal and other state land deals which resulted Teng being sued for defamation by Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.
Teng traded barb with Lim last November, when both challenged each other to disclose document towards the Pulau Jerejak deal. Lim in the end, swings Teng as questioning the integrity of the Penang state government and Penang Development Corporation (PDC).
When approached by reporters that persisted in his gimmick entrance, Teng has this to say after removing the masking tape off his mouth, “Today I, tomorrow it would be you. The next day, the people on the street." A classic act of Competency, Accountability and Transparency.
PDC recently sold off its 49 per cent stake in Tropical Island Resort Sdn Bhd (TIRSB) to Q Islands Development Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Ideal Properties Group, for RM156 million, earning the state RM140.6 million in profit after deducting losses and initial investment.
Penang Gerakan has been questioning the state's move in selling its stakes in the resort island without an open tender exercise (handed to cronies) and also the proposed development projects on the tiny island that could negatively affect the permanent forest reserve on the other portion of the island.